Thursday, January 15, 2009

Webcomic Writing Challenge

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Here is an episode of Tomkat's Troubles and Toils by Tom Andersen. The comic is in Norwegian.

The goal is not to guess the dialogue, and I think using Google Translator will actually hinder you, not help. The challenge* is to propose dialogue that will make it funny. Note that you already have the rather unexpected punch line, so what you're writing is the lead up.

Bonus for identifying what the child is pushing. Perhaps in Norway laundry baskets are topped with a small mattress?

*I thought I'd have a go at a reader challenge after getting slaughtered at "What Comic is This?" on Mike Perridge's MPD57 .